Reference (Visual Basic)

 

Updated: July 20, 2015

This section provides links to reference information about various aspects of Visual Basic programming.

Visual Basic Language Reference
Provides reference information for various aspects of the Visual Basic language.

Visual Basic Command-Line Compiler
Provides links to information about the command-line compiler, which provides an alternative to compiling programs from the Visual Studio IDE.

.NET Framework Reference Information
Provides links to information on working with the .NET Framework class library.

Visual Basic Language Specification
Provides links to the complete Visual Basic language specification, which contains detailed information on all aspects of the language.

Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks
This namespace contains classes for the Visual Basic Power Packs controls. Visual Basic Power Packs controls are additional Windows Forms controls.

Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing
This namespace provides a component that enables you to print a facsimile of the form as it appears on screen.

General User Interface Elements (Visual Studio)
Contains topics for dialog boxes and windows used in Visual Studio.

XML Tools in Visual Studio
Provides links to topics on various XML tools available in Visual Studio.

Automation and Extensibility Reference
Provides links to topics covering automation and extensibility in Visual Studio, for both shared and language-specific components.

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